We are at 25 days from XIII MOC WRE, Orienteering event organized by COC – Clube de Orientação do Centro that has the 1st stage counting to the World Ranking. The competition will have two stages in Marinha Grande King’s forest, on 25 and 26 of February, and a night urban Sprint stage at 19h30 of Saturday, in Marinha Grande city.
For the competition were prepared 25 different courses for each day, with 122 forest controls for Saturday WRE Long Distance stage and 102 forest controls for Sunday Middle Distance stage.
The event is open to everyone willing to learn an exciting sport, practiced in full contact with nature, environmentally friendly and performed at each one speed. For this, there are four open courses adapted to different physical and technical skills. To those willing to try for the first time but without enough confidence to go alone to the forest, the organization offers monitors to help to get acquainted with the sport.
The invitation for registration is open, using the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or, online, using the oasis system (click at the competition web page for further information http://www.coc.pt/eventos/25fev2012), or on the arena on the competition day (only for Open Classes).
At this moment we count already with athletes from 23 countries summing up 540 registrations, being 362 foreign athletes, from 121 clubs distributed by the 38 classes available. The event will contribute for the region economy, which is what the region and the country needs.
There already confirmed some of the best world athletes and some national teams that will help to increase the competitiveness and improve the technical level of the event. Individual names such as Olav Lundanes, Scott Fraser, Øystein Kvaal Østerbø, Kiril Nikolov, Mattias Karlsson and world champion and WRE number 1, Thierry Gueorgiou are registered in Men Elite, while for Women Elite we can highlight Galina Vinogradova, Ida Bobach, Maja Alm, Anne Margrethe Hausken and Marianne Andersen.
Awaiting forward for the performance of some of the best athletes of the national elite class, Tiago Aires, Diogo Miguel, Miguel Reis e Silva, Maria Sá, Raquel Costa among others, which will try to take advantage of such a field of world class athletes, looking for the highest number of points for the world ranking and finish in the best possible position. Among the youngster Portuguese, good results are also expected for Luis Silva, Joana Costa or Vera Alvarez.
Clube de Orientação do Centro is counting with everyone!
For further information please contact:
Competition web page: http://www.coc.pt/eventos/25fev2012/
Phone: (+351) 919383216 / 964690530/ 913304409 / 963718928